The front of my house gets full sun exposure for most of the day. Keeping gardens and flowers watered is a full-time summer job. As for the hanging baskets they are near impossible to keep watered. I have tried a few different kinds of baskets in the past. But short of having cactus hanging baskets I am not sure if it can happen. One option is to include the them in the irrigation system, but that is still in the works… there are a few obstacles to over come. In the mean time the flowers are thirsty.
So this year I am trying something new. Remember the Macrame plant hangers that were super popular in the 70’s and 80’s?
This is the answer to my watering problem. I stuck a clay pot and saucer in the hanger and stuffed it full of hanging basket stuffer plants. Now when I water it the moisture hangs out for a while rather than draining out the bottom and drying out.
After hanging it I admired it and thought that it was a great idea as well as the answer to all my hanging basket woes.
However, I was wong…. according to some.
People have been really funny about it. Some hate it and say that it has to go and others love it and think it is a great idea. Yet others are indifferent about it. I have never had a project have such a varied response.
I find in interesting that everyone seems to associate it with their childhood memories and that determines if they like it or not.
For me, I like it. I even made on myself a few years ago. I used what I had lying around. And Googled the instructions, it was not that hard to make.
Tell me what you think…..be honest….
8 thoughts on “Controversial Hanging Basket”
Hey my friend :). I love it! And I am not a hanging basket fan! I think they look tacky, but this one is elegant, beautiful, yet robust and tough. And that fits your house and your family. I am impressed.
Thanks Hester. It is not often that I can impress you. It feels good to do so.
Its ok …just not as amazing as your other projects. Not a fan if the orange though. Perhaps it will look better when the flowers are flourishing 🙂
Thanks Pam. I think that I have overlooked the color. That it the biggest complaint about it. I was going to see if I could die it. But I think I will wait until the summer is over.
I like it!! Only for outside though.
Noted… I dont think it would be as fun if it was inside. That is an important caviet.
Thank you! I love the name of your blog….